20 Minute ABS TABATA | Brutal Bodyweight Workout for Your CORE

I have a love/hate relationship with Tabata workouts.  I love the results.  And I love when I’m done with them!  But, man oh man, while I’m doing them?  I hate ’em!  Lol!  Tabata is a brutal form of high intensity interval training and it is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.

In case you’ve never done a Tabata workout before, here’s what it looks like:  20 seconds of work, plus 10 seconds of rest.  Sounds pretty easy, right?  The tough part is that you do a single exercise eight times in a row before you get to move on.  It’s a major muscle burn situation.

This workout in particular, was super challenging.  Normally when I do Tabatas, I make them full body workouts, which helps distribute the burn a little.  But this one is all about the abs, so it’s 20 minutes of work for your just abs and obliques – ouch!

Feel free to watch the video for questions about the exercises or best form, or you can leave me a comment!

20 Minute ABS TABATA | Brutal Bodyweight Workout for Your CORE

Set your timer for intervals of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest.  Do each exercise for eight (20 second) intervals in a row before moving on to the next exercise.

  • Side Crunches (do 4 intervals on your left side and 4 intervals on your right)
  • Swinging Knees to Elbows
  • Shadow Boxing Crunches
  • Twisty K Planks
  • (Built-In Finisher) Cross-Body Sit Ups + V-Sit Hold during 10 second interval – no rest!

Can’t see the video below?  Click here to watch it on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/I0dwTZggQ44


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